The Liberal Party of Canada lacks any sort of class whatsoever these days.
There were many notables in the Commons for his speech and some notable no-shows. Former Prime Minister Paul Martin, for example, was not in the House — even though both he and former Prime Minister Chretien were praised by Karzai for their commitment to Afghanistan. In fact, there were more than a dozen Liberal MPs — and perhaps as many two dozen — who were absent for the speech. This is all the more odd because it was the Liberals, of course, who first sent Canadian troops into Afghanistan. By comparison, I did not see an empty seat among the Conservative, BQ, or NDP benches.
Martin didn't even bother to show up? The mind boggles...I'm just flabbergasted. Tell me again why this man should be allowed to continue collecting a paycheque on the taxpayers dime?
Pearson must be spinning in his grave. What a disgrace.